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Quiet Book Club

What is the Quiet Book Club?

A chance to read a book, in quiet solitude, and then come together for a collegial discussion at the end! A no-pressure Book Club! Books are chosen based on its relevance to professional development or current topics of interest at Red Deer College.

We invite all RDC students, staff, and faculty to read the book and join us to share how the book has impacted you personally or professionally.
 

Upcoming Book Selection

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Archived Books:

The collection of essays, An Urgency of Teachers: The Work of Critical Digital Pedagogy by Sean Michael Morris and Jesse Stommel, is available in an open-access version to freely read online. Learn more via the Library Blog [2].

This title has been co-selected with the Centre for Learning & Innovation [3] at Assiniboine Community College in Brandon, Manitoba. We are excited to have them join us virtually for our book discussion in November.

The selection of Robot Proof: Higher Education In The Age Of Artificial Intelligence by Joseph E. Aoun was inspired by the second annual CTL Teaching and Learning Symposium which was centred on the theme of Artificial Intelligence and the impact on post-secondary. Read more via the Library Blog [5]. Cover of Robot-Proof book

Marking the month of June as Indigenous Book Club Month and in recognition of National Aboriginal History Month, we invite you to read In Search of April Raintree by Beatrice Mosionier. Read more via the Library Blog [7].

June is Indigenous Book Club Month. The The Reason You Walk by Wab Kinew is listed as one of CBC books 15 books to read for Indigenous Book Club Month [9]. The Reason You Walk is part of the RDC Library Collection. Read More About The Reason You Walk [10].

Can a book club be a catalyst for social change? [11]

Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being by Dr. Marty Seligman (2012), is inspired by Joan McArthur Blair’s August PD session on appreciative inquiry and resilience. Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding and Well-being is part of the RDC Library Collection [13]. It will soon be available for purchase at the RDC Campus Store. For more information about the book, please visit the RDC Library Blog [14].

“Thought-provoking in its implications for education, economics, therapy, medicine, and public policy—the very fabric of society—Flourish tells inspiring stories of Positive Psychology in action, including how the entire U.S. Army is now trained in emotional resilience; how innovative schools can educate for fulfillment in life and not just for workplace success; and how corporations can improve performance at the same time as they raise employee well-being.”

Most of us think history is in the past. It’s Not. History is the stories we tell about the past.” –Thomas King

Thomas King’s, The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America is part of the RDC Library Collection [16].

For more in-depth reviews of the book, please visit the biblioTECH, Red Deer College Library Blog at https://bibliotech.wordpress.com/2016/05/12/the-inconvenient-indian/ [17].

Following on the success of the inaugural book, Quiet, by Susan Cain, for the Quiet Book Club, the next book was inspired by the Get Your Heart in the Game workshop with Tammy Robertson.

Mitch Albom’s, tuesdays with Morrie, a story of “an old man, a young man, and life’s greatest lesson.” tuesdays with Morrie is part of the RDC Library Collection [19].

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Updated December 17, 2019